Bali Botanic Garden Bedugul Bali, a large botanical park for research, conservation, tourism and education located in the Bedugul region, Bali, Indonesia. Bali Botanic Garden is a large tropics botanic park in Bali located in Bedugul region, Candikuning Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan Regencysituated from the central highlands of Bali island about 56 km from Denpasar City. Bali Botanical Garden Bedugul was previously known as the Eka Karya Botanical Garden, is situated at an altitude of 1250-1450 above sea level, with an area of 157.5 hectares. The average temperature in Kebun Raya Bali is 17°, – 25°, C during daytime and 10°, – 15°, C during night time, with the moisture of 70 – 90%.
Since the weather is tricky to predict, visitors are advised to always prepare hot garments, umbrella or raincoat. To reach the location of Bali Botanic Garden, visitors are advised to utilize cab, car, motorcycle or tourist bus since public transport isn’t convenient because of the irregular schedule. The other locations of interest near Bali Botanic Garden or around Bedugul region are Ulun Bratan Danu Temple, Beratan lake and Bedugul’s fruits and vegetables marketplace. Bali Botanical Garden is a distinctive location on the island of Bali that combines botanical research, plant conservation, education and recreation. Here we may unwind and revel in the beauty and peacefulness while learning the advantages of several types of plants, like plants for medicines, the plants for ceremonial purposes, along with other various tropics rainforest plants and bird life.
History of Bali Botanical Garden – Kebun Raya Bali. The history of the Bali Botanical Garden was initiated by the idea of the Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo, Chair of the Board of the Environmental Research Center who’s also the Head of the Indonesian Botanic Gardens, and I Made Taman, to establish a branch of the Botanical Garden outside Java, in this case, is Bali. Strategy to the provincial government of Bali starting in 1955 until finally in 1958 the authorities in Bali is formally offering to the Board of the environmental research center to create a botanical gardens in Bali.
Under the arrangement, given the botanical garden location covers an area of 50 hectares of forest and reforestation Candikuning directly adjacent to the nature reserve Batukau. Right on the date of July 15, 1959, Eka Karya Botanical Garden was inaugurated by Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo, Director of the Institute for Nature Research Center as an achievement of the decree of Head Regional Level 1 Bali 19 January 1959 No. 19/E.3/2/4. The name Eka Karya for the Bali Botanical Garden, proposed by I Made Taman. Eka signifies One and Karya signifies the Work Results. So Eka Karya can be translated as the first botanical garden which is the outcome of the Indonesian nation itself after Indonesian independence.